Drake Younger's FacebookWords can't express the sadness and heartache I am feeling right now...my friend is gone and he's not coming back. I just talked to him last night and he was so stoked about coming back to work. JC Bailey would do anything for anybody, a stand up guy. This one really hurts. The last words he said to me were "I Love You Brother"...I Love you too JC and I miss you!"
PWInsiderBy Mike Johnson on 2010-08-30 08:54:31
J.C. Bailey (real name Joseph Carl Bailey, Jr.) was found dead this morning. He was only 26 years old. I don't have any additional details at this time.
Bailey, the namesake and son of promoter Joe Bailey, had been wrestling since 2001 and was originally trained by Ian Rotten, Chris Hero and Tracy Smothers. He worked for a number of promotions, specializing in Death Matches and utilizing a high flying style with a lot of crazy spots, most notable Rotten's IWA Mid-South and Combat Zone Wrestling.
Bailey was CZW's first Ultraviolent Underground champion and had won IWA Mid-South's King of the Death Match tournament. He also held the CZW Tag Team belts with the last Chris Cash. He had been involved in a number of major IWA angles including the promotion's original invasion of CZW several years back, which was an incredibly heated angle.
Bailey had returned to wrestling at the end of 2009, making a surprise return to CZW just days after being released from jail, where he served a multi-year sentence for a TV theft. This past June, he had won the aforementioned IWA Mid-South Death Match tournament and had just also competed in CZW's Tournament of Death, losing to Scotty Vortekz in the finals.
On behalf of everyone associated with PWInsider.com, our deepest condolences to Bailey's friends, family and fans.